Out of the blue and without any fanfare, Google rolled out Android 4.3.1 for LTE Nexus 7 2013. It is an incremental update, but Google hasn’t described at length exactly what changes this update, Android 4.3.1, (JLS36I) brings. As of now, the update has only been rolled out for the LTE Nexus 7 2013, and not for any other Nexus device. Since no new major features have been added, the update weighs in at just 9.42MB and is available for download right now on the compatible tablet, over the air.
The changelog of Android 4.3.1 indicates that the update brings performance and stability improvements for the Nexus 7 tablet. Moreover, it also mentions the inclusion of “restricted profiles,” while will allow users to limit the access their family members have to apps and content on their tablet. The restricted profiles mode can also be used to secure a tablet in a kiosk setting. Google Keep comes bundled with the update. It is essentially a note taking app which is already available for download through the Google Play Store. Notes can be color coded to make them easier to spot, the home screen widget ensures that taking a quick note is never more than a tap away. There haven’t been reports of any other Nexus 7 users receiving the update apart from LTE Nexus 7 2013, lets see if the update is rolled out for other Nexus tablets.